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SearchBar Removal Instructions

SearchBar takes over the web browser search and homepage in order to deliver advertising to the browser. When infected, this virus will install software that changes to default behavior of the installed web browsers. These changes not only make it very annoying to use the Internet but also seriously lower your computers security and open it up to the possibility of being infected by much more serious virus such as Trojans and bots. SearchBar is what the industry calls a web browser hijacker. While its not necessarily a virus it certainly is malware. As such, SearchBar is a browser hijacker, which is promoted via other free downloads, and once installed it will change your browser homepage and default search engine.
It's fairly easy to know when your browser has been hijacked by something out of the ordinary such as SearchBar. Your homepage may be altered to reflect a theme that looks like Google or Yahoo but is not, or filled with advertisements. You may also be distracted with numerous pop-ups and find new web shortcuts on your toolbar. The SearchBar browser hijacker often includes additional adware features that monitor your internet browsing behavior and use it to build a profile of your habits to proposition you with more advertisements. These ads are usually for more unwanted software such as PC cleaners and other desktop utilities.

What does SearchBar do?

  • Modifies the web browser's default homepage.
  • Changes the browser's search provider.
  • Lower's the browser's security settings.
  • SearchBar may modify other settings such as DNS redirection and new tabs.
  • Tracks usage behavior and web browsing habits.

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SearchBar Removal Options

Removing SearchBar from your computer is an important step to making sure your computer is safe and virus free and your privacy is protected. While the removal instructions may appear overwhelming due to the amount of the steps and numerous programs that will be used, it was created this way to provide clear easy to understand instructions that anyone can use to remove this virus. All instructions and anti-virus programs suggested can be used for free to remove SearchBar.


Self Help Instructions

The removal instructions for SearchBar intended for advanced computer users. Please ensure your data is backed up before proceeding. If you’re uncomfortable making changes to your computer, consider having a professional help clean your computer or choose a vetted and recommended anti-virus product.
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Before using these instructions, it is suggested that you first print it out as we may need to close your browser window or reboot your computer. Having these in print format will be easy. At the very least, if you want to save paper, copy the URL for the page. Next, before starting to remove SearchBar, we will want to do a full reboot of your computer.
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Now that your computer has been rebooted, lets start the removal process. In order to remove SearchBar we will want to have access to a few anti-virus tools. Please download the following tools and save them to your computer. You do not need to install them yet.

Reason Core Security
Anti-Malware Software (Recommended)
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To begin the removal process, first, reboot your computer into Safe Mode with Networking using the instructions for your version of Windows. When following the steps make sure you select Safe Mode with Networking rather than just Safe Mode. When the computer reboots into Safe Mode with Networking make sure you login with the username you normally use. When you are logged in continue with the rest of the steps.
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SearchBar sometimes has a usable Uninstall entry that can be used to remove the software, let's try that first. To do this, click on the Start button and then select Control Panel. if you use Windows XP double-click on the Add or Remove Programs icon. If you use Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10 double-click on the Uninstall Program option.
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Within the Add or Remove Programs or the Uninstall Program window, scroll through the list of programs and double-click on each of the entries listed in bold below to uninstall them if you see them. The entry name should be:

SearchBar

When you double-click on the entries to uninstall it, follow the default prompts and allow it to remove all files and all configurations related to this program.
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At this point we can now install Reason Core Security which you have downloaded above. Reason Core Security has been tested to remove SearchBar. You can read more about Reason Core Security online.
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Locate the site setup file name reason-core-security-setup.exe on your computer. It should be in the download folder. If you cannot find it, you can download it again by clicking here. Follow the onscreen setup instructions. The setup will install the software and run your first scan. The first scan should detected SearchBar on your computer as well as any other malware or virus threats that exists. Now remove them by clicking the Removed Checked bot to eliminate all threats. Reason Core Security will now delete all of the files and registry entries and add them to the secure quarantine. When removing the files, Reason Core Security may require a reboot in order to remove some of them. If it displays a message stating that it needs to reboot, please allow it to do so. Once your computer has rebooted, and you are logged in, continue with the rest of the steps.
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You can now close down Reason Core Security. If you elect to keep it, it will silently run in the background protecting your computer from any reinfections of SearchBar as well as all viruses, Trojans, worms, malware and adware.
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If your computer is still in Safe Mode with Networking, you can reboot your computer back to normal mode. Once your computer is rebooted and you are back at the desktop, you can proceed with the rest of the instructions.
Your computer should now be free of SearchBar. If your current anti-virus or anti-malware software allowed this program on your computer, you may want to consider purchasing the full-featured version of Reason Core Security to protect against these types of threats in the future.


This is a self-help guide. Use at your own risk.

virus-removal-instructions.com can not be held responsible for problems that may occur by using this information. If you would like help with any of these fixes, you can ask for malware removal assistance in many of the online forums.

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